Valentino couture this season went on a diet, losing metres off the silhouette (not kilos off the figure). After being behind a wave of volume in Europe for several seasons, Pierpaolo Piccioli slimmed down his cut.
They say fashion is a reflection of our times, and at a somber moment in the world – from Australian forest fires to conflict in the Middle East – this was the most reined-in Haute Couture season in Paris in many years.
Jean-Paul Gaultier bowed out of fashion on Wednesday, the last full day of the Paris haute couture season, with a gigantic show in a storied Paris theatre bringing down the curtains on a 50-year career in fashion.
Burberry’s Q3 update offered further signs of the strength of the firm’s growth strategy. It had “a good quarter” and “continued to shift consumer perceptions of our brand and align the network to our new vision”.
One of the key arguments for attending the haute couture shows in Paris in January is that one can get a first hand look, a sneak preview, at what movie stars may be wearing at Oscar time one month later.
Chanel couturier Virginie Viard went back to the roots of the house for inspiration this couture season, back before Coco imagined she would be a designer – all the way to her convent school deep in rural France.
The tent for the Christian Dior couture show on Monday was a giant sculpture of a woman’s torso, announcing the theme of yet another bold and dramatic show by the houseʼs couturier Maria Grazia Chiuri.
In a short video published on his social media channels, designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has announced that his next couture show, scheduled for 22 January, will be "the last," and also promised the launch of a new concept.
Hermès called its latest menswear collection "Radical," which it was, though subtly so with a capital "S." Véronique Nichanian stuck closely to the brand's DNA, but chose details that made a truly special collection.
Kim Jones looked back to his youth in London for inspiration for the latest Dior menswear collection, a bold homage to the late great Judy Blame. The result was a stellar show that hit all the right notes.